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Meaning & Definition of Rip in English

English

Rip

/rɪp/

noun

1. A dissolute man in fashionable society

    synonym:
  • rake
  • ,
  • rakehell
  • ,
  • profligate
  • ,
  • rip
  • ,
  • blood
  • ,
  • roue

2. An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

  • "There was a rip in his pants"
  • "She had snags in her stockings"
    synonym:
  • rip
  • ,
  • rent
  • ,
  • snag
  • ,
  • split
  • ,
  • tear

3. A stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current

    synonym:
  • rip
  • ,
  • riptide
  • ,
  • tide rip
  • ,
  • crosscurrent
  • ,
  • countercurrent

4. The act of rending or ripping or splitting something

  • "He gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
    synonym:
  • rent
  • ,
  • rip
  • ,
  • split

verb

1. Tear or be torn violently

  • "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"
  • "Pull the cooked chicken into strips"
    synonym:
  • rend
  • ,
  • rip
  • ,
  • rive
  • ,
  • pull

2. Move precipitously or violently

  • "The tornado ripped along the coast"
    synonym:
  • rip

3. Cut (wood) along the grain

    synonym:
  • rip

4. Criticize or abuse strongly and violently

  • "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"
    synonym:
  • rip